|Toxemia in pregnancy - Wellcome Library|
A film narrated by a fictional mother and doctor about toxaemia in pregnancy. The doctor explains the symptoms and methods of care, and the types of women who are susceptible to toxaemia, including women who smoke 'too much'. Dietary advice is also given. 2 segments.
Keywords: Pre-Eclampsia; Pregnancy; Mothers; Pregnancy; Maternal and child health; Mothers; Pre-Eclampsia; Pregnancy; Mothers; Pregnant women
|Gestation of ovum - Wellcome Library|
A time lapse study showing the relative sliding movements of the cells during early stages of embryonic development, and the development and fusion of the medullary plates. Time lapse studies of axolotl ovum and the rotation of the embryo during later stages of development are shown. 2 segments.
Keywords: Obstetrics; Embryology; Embryonic and Fetal Development; Biology; Pregnancy; Obstetrics; Embryology; Embryonic and Fetal Development; Medical
|Training for childbirth and after - Wellcome Library|
Ante- and post-natal exercises demonstrated by an instructor and then by a class of mothers-to-be. 3 segments.
Keywords: Obstetrics; Parturition; Postnatal Care; Birth; Pregnancy; Obstetrics; Parturition; Postnatal Care; Pregnant women
|Maternity-a film of Queen Charlottes Hospital - Wellcome Library|
This historically interesting film depicts ante-natal and post-natal care in the 1930s before the inception of the National Health Service in 1948. Infant and maternal mortality was a concern - this film shows how Queen Charlotte's hospital tackled the problems. Scenes are dramatised of an emergency birth at home as well as scenes within the hospital depicting training and babycare. 4 segments.
Keywords: Postnatal Care; Hospitals, Maternity; Parturition; Hospitals; Pregnancy; Birth; Postnatal Care; Hospitals, Maternity; Parturition; Medical
|Childbirth as an athletic feat - Wellcome Library|
A class of expectant mothers practise ante-natal exercises designed by Kathleen Vaughn at Paddington (LCC Hospital), London. The purpose of each exercise is explained by intertitles prior to the footage. One of the women is a former ballerina in her 34th week of pregnancy - she is frequently singled out to demonstrate the poses and at the end of the film she does a small ballet performance. 2 segments.
Keywords: Antenatal Care -- history; Exercise; Parturition; Pregnancy; Human Reproduction; Antenatal Care -- history; Exercise; Parturition; Health care personnel. History of medicine
|Routine use of ergometrine in the third stage of labour - Wellcome Library|
This film demonstrates the use of intramuscular injections of ergometrine to expedite delivery once the head of the child has appeared, as advocated by Professor Nixon. Following the injection, contraction of the uterus begins, the placenta is expelled and the third stage of labour is completed with minimal delay and blood loss. 2 segments.
Keywords: Labor, Obstetric -- drug effects; Delivery, Obstetric; Ergot Alkaloids; Ergonovine -- therapeutic use; Parturition; Pregnancy; Birth; Maternal and Child Health; Labor, Obstetric -- drug effects; Delivery, Obstetric; Ergot Alkaloids; Ergonovine -- therapeutic use; Parturition; Nursing and midwifery